Finding Federal Funding
At TSI, we understand the importance of providing a safe and comfortable environment for learning and staying productive. With funding available, our experts are here to help guide you through the application process.
What Federal Funds are Available Today?
The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER), a program approved by the Department of Education in part with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act relief plan is available to schools assisting in building improvements - keeping school open and safeguarding the learning environment. TSI can help school leaders and facility managers create plans to utilize these funds - Contact us today!
Why use Federal Funding for my School or Building?
Improve the building’s indoor air quality (IAQ) through IoT enabled continuous air quality monitoring and spot-checking problem areas when alerted. Making sure your HVAC systems are functioning properly is a major part of keeping your building’s IAQ healthy.
School building repairs and improvements allow the school to run more smoothly, helping alleviate certain health risks and exposure to indoor environmental quality (IEQ) hazards, while providing students and staff the confidence they need within their classrooms and hallways.
Develop plans to improve your school and implement guidance from local authorities and government agencies, such as the CDC to ensure the health and well-being of staff and students are at their best.
ESSER II – CRRSA: December 2020 - $54B
The ESSER II funds are not required to be spent following ESEA Title I-A guidelines. However, several states have defined priorities for how funding is to be distributed while others let the local education agencies independently choose how to best allocate monies. The funds are reimbursable with some states requiring an application, account of how the funds will be spent, and an overall cost for the projects.
ARP ESSER: March 2021 - $122B
For ESSER III, each state shall make allocations to local educational agencies in an expedited and timely manner and, to the extent practicable, not later than 60 days after the receipt of such funds. A local educational agency receiving funds under this section shall develop and make publicly available on the local educational agency’s website, not later than 30 days after receiving the allocation of funds a plan for the safe return to in-person instruction and continuity of services.
How much funding is remaining? Click here to check out your state's availability.
Wildfire Smoke Preparedness in Community Buildings Grant Program
To help assist buildings plan for wildfire smoke, the 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act reserved up to $4 million for a new wildfire smoke preparedness in community buildings and related activities program. Wildfire smoke presents a major health hazard for local communities not only outside but also inside buildings as well.
Outdoor along with indoor workers and and building occupants may be seriously affected by the exposure to wildfire smoke. Inhailation of that smoke has been known to contribute to several health effects that include eye irritation, sore throat, asthma, bronchitis and more.
A Request for Applications (RFA) for this grant program is expected to be available on Grants.gov by February 2023. Click here to learn more from the EPA.